The fun starts before you even enter the building with a huge inflatable pig out the front. From what we saw he loves having his photo taken so don't disappoint him!
Huff and Puff the wolves have set up a house building craft activity in the foyer where kids get to choose between straw, stick and brick houses to create and if you're feeling peckish there are little piggy cupcakes available at the café.
Now, on to the main event. This hour long production is the perfect way to introduce a younger audience to musicals. The story is a classic that everyone will know but it's been modernised and filled with humour (for young and old) and musical numbers sure to impress. The Big Bad Wolf certainly lives up to his name, even though he is sporting a seriously fabulous hair do these days, so the more sensitive audience members may not love his time on stage. For us though, he stole the show! The costumes and sets are very well done and the small cast all deliver great performances. We attended with a three and a six year old and they were both captivated for the hour and talked about it all the way home (OK, the pig cupcakes got a fair bit of air time too).
Mini's Review (6 years old)
"I think my friends would like it, the wolf will scare them, but 'good scare' them. The cakes were really yummy."
1. Buy tickets in advance, it's quite popular.
2. Arrive early to make the most of the craft activity.
3. If you can, use public transport to get there. It's much easier.
The show is on at the Arts Centre which is easily accessible by public transport with a tram stop out the front and only a short walk from Flinders Street Station. There is also paid parking available at the complex and on-street parking in the area. Secured pram parking provided as prams are not permitted in the playhouse. Lifts and ramps and wheelchair access provided throughout.